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Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Plans Review R0263

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Technical
Training Specialist

Keith Heckler
301-447-1380

Delivery type
5-day on-campus
Continuing education units
3.6
ACE recommendation
In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire engineering.

This 5-day course will enable students to perform commercial fire sprinkler system plan reviews to allow structured decision-making in the target audiences' real-life job-related situations and responsibilities. These skills are essential to meet code officials' needs so they may conduct reviews and approve plans for sprinkler fire protection systems in their jurisdiction.

The scope of this course spans instruction in the knowledge and skill necessary to evaluate the soundness and code compliance of engineering and architectural plans for commercial fire sprinkler systems proposed as part of facility and occupancy construction plans. The course will enable students to perform a plan review to evaluate the suitability of the fire sprinkler system calculations in accordance with nationally recognized standards for design and installation. In order to view online codes, students are required to bring a Wi-Fi ready laptop or tablet.

Course content covers:

  • Fire protection standards.
  • Plan reading.
  • Parts of a submittal package.
  • Classifying hazards.
  • Water supplies.
  • Sprinkler system components.
  • Remote areas.
  • Evaluating hydraulics calculations.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

The target audience includes full-time fire prevention and allied public officials who are responsible for the review of plans for sprinkler systems in their jurisdictions. Applicants who are transitioning or acquiring additional responsibilities must submit a letter from the chief or organizational head of their department.

Applicants must have familiarity with fire protection, codes/standards compliance, and fire protection systems and equipment.

Prerequisites

Students should be familiar with commercial fire sprinkler systems equipment and nomenclature and have prior experience in fire prevention inspection programs and community goals and priorities and meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Applicants must meet ONE of the following:

  • Successful completion of NFA Plans Review for Fire and Life Safety (R/N0393 or R102).
  • ICC Commercial Fire Plans Examiner or Sprinkler Plans Examiner certification.
  • NFPA Fire Plans Examiner CFPE certification.

All applicants must attach a clear, readable and concise copy of their documentation to support the prerequisite requirements at the time of application.

Required pre-course work available through NFA OnlineQ0218 - Testing and Evaluation of Water Supplies for Fire Protection.

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
September 20 - 24, 2021 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
November 8 - 12, 2021 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 3 - 7, 2022 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 14 - 18, 2022 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 9 - 13, 2022 Apply on 10/15/2021 - 12/15/2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 18 - 22, 2022 Apply on 10/15/2021 - 12/15/2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 26 - 30, 2022 Apply on 10/15/2021 - 12/15/2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland